USF men vs. Rutgers
When/where: Noon, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa
TV/radio: BHSN; 1250-AM
Records: USF 7-7, 0-1 Big East; Rutgers 8-5, 0-0
Notable: If there were any chance of USF taking the Scarlet Knights lightly, that ended with a double-overtime win against No. 10 Florida. Rutgers is led by freshman G Eli Carter, averaging 12.8 points, with 6-foot-8 Lithuanian Gilvydas Biruta close behind at 11.0. USF is getting solid 3-point shooting from G Jawanza Poland (41.7 percent) and F Toarlyn Fitzpatrick (42.9 percent). It's the kind of home Big East game the Bulls need to win if they're going to be relevant in the conference this season.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer